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Business Support Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Support Officer within Integrated Children’s Services in the West Kent Children in Care Service.  This is a permanent Full Time position based at Worrall House currently with some home working.

You will be responsible for providing effective support to Social Workers, Team Managers & the Service Manager. The work is interesting, varied and demanding, and we need someone with a calm and organised approach who can make a positive contribution to the success of the team.  In return we can offer an attractive package of paid annual leave, pension scheme and Kent Rewards.  You will also have regular supervision, support and training to develop within the role.

You will have a good working knowledge of MS applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Teams as well as confidence using database applications. Knowledge of Liberi and payment KCC programmes would be helpful. You will demonstrate a confident telephone manner and possess a high standard of spoken and written English.

You will be working within a confidential environment with a can-do attitude. Duties include but are not limited to typing minutes and plans, formatting, distributing, and uploading information onto KCC systems.  Booking venues, organising meetings, diary management and invoicing.  You will be confident liaising with families and professionals on a range of matters and can handle highly sensitive and confidential information.  You will use your initiative to prioritise your workload to meet deadlines in a highly demanding environment.  You should enjoy working as part of an effective team but also work independently to a high standard whilst working remotely.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Interviews will be held virtually over MS Teams on 23 June 2022, there will be a panel interview followed by a 20 min assessment.

Contact Details

For further information on this role, please contact: Sam Hoare  -  Business Support Lead

03000 414491 sam.hoare@kent.gov.uk

West Kent Children in care

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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